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Greenwich Picturehouse

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180 Greenwich High Road, Greenwich, London, England, SE10 8NN

Allied

Allied
  • 2016
  • US
  • Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
  • Cast: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris

Max (Pitt) is a Canadian intelligence officer who parachutes into French Morocco in 1942 so that he can pose as the husband of Resistance agent Marianne (Cotillard). A clean-cut Casablanca wannabe with nice supporting turns, but while the stars look fantastic, they seem awkward and it never really comes to life.

Tue 6 Dec
Wed 7 Dec
Thu 8 Dec

Arrival

Arrival
  • 2016
  • US
  • 116 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
  • Cast: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma, Mark O'Brien

When 12 granite pod-like spaceships land on Earth, linguistic expert Dr Louise Banks (Adams) is recruited to try to communicate with their owners. Powerful, intelligent and profound sci-fi, with assured direction, impressive but restrained effects and anchored by a mesmerising performance from Adams as the brave, vulnerable and fallible central character.

Tue 6 Dec
Wed 7 Dec
Thu 8 Dec

Chi-Raq

Chi-Raq
  • 2015
  • US
  • 127 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Spike Lee
  • Cast: Teyonah Parris, Samuel L Jackson, Angela Bassett

Lysistrata (Parris) formulates a plan to end gang war in Chicago by persuading her female cohorts to withhold sex from their boyfriends and husbands. Bold and passionate hip-hop musical, exploding with energy, slick rhymes and heady ideas. Lee's contempt for wilful ignorance and political corruption explodes through the characters.

Tue 6 Dec
Wed 7 Dec
Thu 8 Dec

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
  • 2016
  • UK/US
  • Directed by: David Yates
  • Written by: J.K. Rowling
  • Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston

Newt Scamander (Redmayne), a socially-challenged animal whisperer of sorts, has to gather up the fantastic beasts which have escaped from his briefcase and are roaming 1920s New York. A suitably magical spin-off, with Rowling's screenplay skilfully balancing dark and light, and director Yates maintaining a thrilling pace and exciting spectacle.

Tue 6 Dec
Wed 7 Dec
Thu 8 Dec

Little Men

Little Men
  • 2016
  • US
  • 87 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ira Sachs
  • Cast: Jennifer Ehle, Paulina Garcia, Greg Kinnear, Michael Barbieri, Theo Taplitz, Talia Balsam, Maliq Johnson, Anthony Angelo Flamminio, Madison Wright, Mauricio Bustamante, John Proccacino, Alfred Molina

Jake (Taplitz), a 13 year old aspiring artist, moves to Brooklyn with his parents (Kinnear, Ehle) to occupy the apartment of his deceased grandfather, where he befriends Tony (Barbieri). Insightful and superbly performed coming-of-age tale, forgoing clichés and obvious emotional angles to explore the frustration of 'kidulthood'.

Tue 6 Dec

Meet Me In St Louis

Meet Me In St Louis
  • 1944
  • US
  • 113 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
  • Cast: Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor, Lucille Bremer, Tom Drake, Marjorie Main

Released during wartime, this 1903-set musical was an optimistic attempt to emphasise family values, but Minnelli never wallows in nostalgia. Instead he combats it with sparky and sarky family dynamics. The put-upon father wants to move his family from St Louis to New York but faces resistance from his gaggle of girls who have romances to get on with, and the fast-approaching World Fair to enjoy. Perfect casting and performances, along with songs like 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas' add to the warm glow.

Mon 12 Dec

Metropolitan Opera: L'amour De Loin

  • 2017

Kaija Saariaho’s yearning medieval romance L’Amour de Loin (Love From Afar), has its Met premiere this season. Debuting Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki leads the performance, which stars Susanna Phillips as Clémence, Eric Owens as Jaufré, and Tamara Mumford as the Pilgrim who carries messages of love between them.

Sat 10 Dec
Tue 13 Dec

Paterson

Paterson
  • 2016
  • US/Germany
  • 113 min
  • Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
  • Cast: Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani

Paterson (Driver) is a bus driver in Paterson, New Jersey. who lives with his partner Laura (Farahani). Jarmusch's latest film is an off-kilter ode to prose and poetry and a tribute to the titular city, presenting a unique and intricately crafted world.

Tue 6 Dec
Wed 7 Dec
Thu 8 Dec

Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker

Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker
  • 2016

Tchaikovsky's music brings to life this Christmas favourite in which the toys come to life (and about 200 years before Toy Story at that).

Thu 8 Dec

Scrooge

Scrooge
  • 1951
  • UK/US
  • 86 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Brian Desmond Hurst
  • Written by: Noel Langley
  • Cast: Alastair Sim, Mervyn Johns, Hermione Baddeley, Michael Dolan

Probably the best screen adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. The story concerns the overly prudent businessman Ebeneezer Scrooge (Sim), who becomes a saint overnight. Dickens was never afraid to tackle the big issues: the threat to children's lives, whether they are privileged or poverty-stricken, is one of the main themes; but none of this darkness gets in the way of a cracking tale.

Sun 11 Dec

Sully

Sully
  • 2016
  • US
  • 96 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Clint Eastwood
  • Cast: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney

The story of pilot Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger (Hanks), who became an unassuming hero in 2009 after successfully ditching a US Airways Airbus 320 on the Hudson River. Eckhart gives strong support as co-pilot Jeff Skiles but the film belongs to Hanks, whose understated performance, with the skilful re-enactments of the crash, make for riveting drama.

Tue 6 Dec
Wed 7 Dec
Thu 8 Dec

A United Kingdom

A United Kingdom
  • 2016
  • US / UK / Czech Republic
  • 111 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Amma Asante
  • Cast: Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo, Tom Felton, Laura Carmichael

In post-war London, Ruth (Pike) and black law student Seretse (Oyelowo) fall in love; the thing is, he's first in line to the throne of Bechuanaland (today's Botswana). Based on a true story; Pike and Oyelowo bring a warm human touch to this sentimental but well-crafted history lesson.

Tue 6 Dec
Wed 7 Dec
Thu 8 Dec

The Witches

The Witches
  • 1990
  • US
  • 92 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Nicolas Roeg
  • Cast: Jasen Fisher, Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Rowan Atkinson

Nine year old Luke is warned by his Norwegian granny about the ever present threat posed by witches, which isn't much help because within the next half hour he stumbles on their annual convention in a small English hotel and gets himself changed into a mouse. A pleasing adaption of Roald Dahl's children's story has director Roeg (in unusually straightforward manner) creating a superior kids' movie that has you rooting for the mice all the way.

Sat 10 Dec
Greenwich Picturehouse

This recently renovated 5 screen cinema has a bar and two restaurants, as well as a flexible basement screening area with its own lounge bar that hosts music and comedy events.

All areas of the venue are accessible by wheelchair, with disabled toilets available as well. The Burney Street car park to the rear of the cinema allows Orange-Badge holders to park for free, with three dedicated spaces for people with disabilities.

With a prime location in the heart of Maritime Greenwich, the Greenwich Railway station is only 200m away. Trains from here connect with Southeastern services to central London, Kent and Dockland Light Railway.

The bus routes close to the venue are 177, 180, 188, 199, 286, 386 and U6.

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